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Motorcycle Traffic Enforcement Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $35,561)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The city of Palmdale will use its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $35,561 to fund a portion of the salaries of two additional motorcycle deputies through the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The city of Palmdale contracts with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department to provide law enforcement services. These two deputies will direct enforcement efforts to help reduce speed-related collisions. The deputies will also be available to respond to calls for service. The program goals are to reduce total overall collisions in the city by five percent, reduce speed-related collisions by 10 percent, reduce DUI-related collisions by five percent, and reduce the percentage of DUI-related collisions involving an injury or fatality from 36 percent to 30 percent.


Date Created: August 25, 2008